Lights (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner on April 11, 1987, and later legally changed her name to Lights Valerie Poxleitner), is a Juno-Award-winning singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is best known for her heavily synthesized dream-pop music.
In 2008, her song “Drive My Soul” peaked at No. 18 in the Canadian Hot 100. Her next single and accompanying Web-based music video, “February Air,” was released in December of that year, In 2009, Lights released her third radio single, “Ice,” with a self-made video that she released through MySpace.
Lights has won numerous awards, including for Favourite Solo Artist and Favourite Single in the Indie categories during Canadian Music Week in March 2009. She won the Best New Artist awards in the Hot AC and CHR categories. All awards were for her debut single Drive My Soul, except the award for Favourite Solo Artist. She won best new artist at the 2009 Juno Awards. Three singles from Lights’ 2009 album “The Listening,” have since been released: “Saviour,” “Ice,” “The Listening,” and “Second Go.”
In October 2011, Lights released her second album, “Siberia.”